In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into fall seasonal, which is Oktoberfest, from Goose Island Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this oldest craft brewery in Chicago. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery. Let us get into this Oktoberfest.
It has a clear amber color with a semi constant white head. The aroma has a slight caramel notes. The taste has a sweet candy like caramel notes. The aftertaste has a dry malty finish that does not last long. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.gooseisland.com):
Brewed in the traditional Märzen style, our Oktoberfest pours a brilliant copper over rose color with a bone white head. Notes of toffee and burnt sugar in the aroma and flavors of sweet dried apricots are delivered in a dry malty body with the mild earthy bitterness that is the hallmark of Hallertau hops.
- Style: German-Style Märzen
- Alcohol by Volume: 6.4%
- International Bitterness Units: 17
- Color: Copper
- Hops: Hallertau
- Malts: 2-Row, Carapils, Munich 10, C-20, C-40, C-120